By Mag. Kimberly Dean Mattingly, Marion Superior Court
As lawyers, our professional lives are full of rules: some are written like statutes, trial rules and cases and many are unwritten, such as preferences and pet peeves. Few of them are etched in stone, I realize, so take this checklist as just a starting point. It was developed by some Marion County Magistrates and Commissioners as a training tool for judicial officers new to DR court assignments. You will see that it contains both written rules and preferences/pet peeves (bonus points if you can guess which entries are mine). It will not apply to every situation in every court, but you may find it helpful nonetheless.
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